Sort file:- Sevenoaks, April, 2024.

Page Updated:- Monday, 01 April, 2024.


Earliest 1700s-


Open 2020+

71-73 High Street / London Road


01732 450144

Chequer 1895

Above postcard 1895.

Chequers Inn 1900

Above photo 1900s.

Above photo, date unknown, the "Chequers" being near the sheep pens, on the left is London Road and on the right is the High Street.

Chequers 1930s

Above photo, taken between 1921-37.

Chequers 1920s

Above photo, 1920s.

Chequers 2009

Above photo, High Street entrance 2009. Kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Chequers 2013

Above photo London Road entrance 2013 by Nigel Chadwick Creative Commons Licence.

Chequers 2014

Above Google image from London Road entrance, October 2014.

Chequers sign 1993Chequers sign 1993

Above signs, October 1993. Sowing the word Concordians and "Arma Pacis Fulcra," meaning "Weapons of Peace." Concordans is actually a Dutch word meaning a translation table that provides you with a numbering system for counting. As the original use of a chequer board or checker board in English was as a means of counting money (hence the Chancellor of the Exchequer).

Chequers sign 2006Chequers sign 2006

Above signs, October 2006.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Chequers sign 2012

Above sign 2012.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

The building was granted a Grade II listing on 13 April 1951.

In 1901 the pub was situated next door to a Coffee Tavern.

It has two main entrances, one addressed as London Road and the other as High Street.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 07 December 1906.


In the case of the transfer of the license of the "Chequer's Inn," High Street, Sevenoaks, from Mr. Edwin Butler to Mr. Walter Shorter, the chairman said he took it that the incoming tenant was only taking on this trade for the first time.

Mr. Shorter replied in the affirmative.

The Chairman asked whether he had gone carefully through his agreement, and if he understood exactly under what terms he held the house.

Mr. Shorter: I think so. I am satisfied with it at present sir.


I have reference to another "Chequers" addressed at Weald. This is not the same pub.



NEWMAN John 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

SEWELL Thomas 1851-71+ (age 44 in 1851Census)

JENNER William 1871+ (age 56 in 1871Census)

BARBER William Wright 1874+

BUTCHER William 1881+ (age 44 in 1881Census)

REDMAN Robert 1882+

BUTLER Edwin 1891-Dec/1906 (age 49 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

SHORTER Walter Dec/1906+

SHORTER Fanny Mrs 1913-18+

JEFFERY William Thomas 1922-30+

MILLER Douglas J 1938+


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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